Three people were taking pictures on the rocks when two were suddenly struck by waves and dragged into the ocean. The incident occurred in Praia de Laguna, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The victims were identified as 19-year-old Amanda Maria Roque and 25-year-old Leonardo Santos. Life guards were alerted by the panicked cousin of one of the victims who was left on the rocks. He tried to calm the couple in the water and even managed to grab hold of Amanda’s hair at one point before they were pulled apart by the powerful water. The cousin was rescued and taken to Laguna Hospital. The couple were lost and reported as drowned. Leonard resurfaced on a beach a few days later as a bloater. lips, eyes and nose eaten away and the skin swollen and turned to a creamy pus color. Amanda’s body has not yet been recovered.
Video of the panicked cousin talking to the victims.